Ellie Goulding's hit single "Burn" was originally demoed by Leona Lewis for her 2011 Glassheart album. She scrapped the tune when the project was retooled to include more ballads.
"Constant Craving" by k.d. lang deals with principles of Buddhism, including the cycles of birth and death.
"Angie" was the only ballad by The Rolling Stones to hit #1 in America.
The Eagles' first single, "Take It Easy," was written by Jackson Browne, who was living in the apartment below Glenn Frey when he wrote it.
Amy Winehouse really did refuse "Rehab." She said she drank because she was lovesick, and "you can't go into rehab for that."
The original "Venus" was a #1 hit for the Dutch band Shocking Blue. Listen to the first line and you'll hear a muffed word: "goddess" was sung as "goddness."
How the American gangsta rappers made history by getting banned in the UK.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
The Def Leppard frontman talks about their "lamentable" hit he never thought of as a single, and why he's juiced by his Mott The Hoople cover band.
Rick Astley on "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Cry For Help," and his remarkable resurgence that gave him another #1 UK album.
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